peste

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See also: pesté, pește, and péste

Cimbrian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bezzist, from Old High German bezzisto, from Proto-Germanic *batistaz (best). Cognate with German beste, English best.

Adjective[edit]

peste

  1. superlative degree of guat

References[edit]

  • “peste” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

peste

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of pesten

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pestis (plague; pest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peste f (plural pestes)

  1. plague (disease)
  2. (informal) brat
    Synonym: chipie
  3. (informal, of a girl) pest

Verb[edit]

peste

  1. inflection of pester:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person and third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pestis (plague; pest).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛs.te/
  • Hyphenation: pè‧ste

Noun[edit]

peste f (plural pesti)

  1. (medicine) plague
    Guerra, peste e carestia, vanno sempre in compagnia.
    War, plague and famine always accompany each other.
  2. (figuratively) pest, nuisance (person)
  3. (figuratively) urchin (mischievous child)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpes.te/
  • Hyphenation: pé‧ste

Adjective[edit]

peste

  1. feminine plural of pesto

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peste

  1. plural of pesta (footprint)

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

peste

  1. ablative singular of pestis

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pestis (plague; pest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

peste f (plural pestes)

  1. plague
  2. contagious disease
  3. annoying person

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of pre +‎ spre, possibly directly from Latin per (through, along) super (above). Was probably influenced or confused with per extra. Compare Aromanian pisti, pristi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

peste (+accusative)

  1. over

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pestis (plague; pest).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeste/, [ˈpest̪e]
  • Hyphenation: pes‧te

Noun[edit]

peste f (plural pestes)

  1. plague
  2. contagious disease
  3. reek, unpleasant or repulsive smell

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